Alumni In the News

Laura D'Andre Stars in 'Hair'

Laura D’Andre (BA Drama ’07) stars as Sheila in Hair at the Sacramento Music Circus. The production is musically directed by Senior Lecturer and Head of Music Theater, Dennis Castellano.

Allison Case Returning to Broadway

Allison Case (Drama ’05) is returning to Broadway and starring as Miss Honey in the hit musical, Matilda. - Click to read article...


Ryan Fransworth Appearing in National Tour of 'Beautiful – The Carol King Musical'

Ryan Farnsworth (BFA/Music Theatre ’09) will be appearing in the national tour of Beautiful - The Carol King Musical.


Greg Louganis Film 'Back on Board' Exposes Pride of UCI and OC High Schools

A documentary on the pride of UC Irvine – and before that Santa Ana and Mission Viejo high schools – premieres on HBO. The four-time Olympic gold medal-winning diver at the center of director Cheryl Furjanic's Back on Board: Greg Louganis describes the documentary as "a raw look at my life."…

OC Weekly – Click to Read Article

Andrew Samonsky playing Cinderella’s Prince in ‘Into the Woods’

Andrew Samonsky (MFA/Acting ’03) is playing Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods at The Muny in St. Louis MO.



Kari Yancy stars as Belle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Kari Yancy (BA/Drama ’11) stars as Belle in Beauty & the Beast at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Utah.



Matt Lipps (MFA 2004) was commissioned by The New York Times Magazine to make the cover artwork for its current issue.

Ben Gibson Appearing in the Musical "Dogfight"

Ben Gibson (Drama ’13) is appearing in Dogfight at the Cygnet Theatre in San Diego, California.

Sharon Rietkirk and Laura D’Andre Star in the New Musical “Triangle”

Sharon Rietkirk (Drama/Honors in Music Theatre ’06) and Laura D’Andre (Drama ’07) star in the new musical, Triangle, at Theatreworks in Palo Alto, California.

Jenn Colella Playing the Title Role in "Peter Pan"

Jenn Colella (MFA/Acting ’02) is playing the title role in Peter Pan at the Sacramento Music Circus.